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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPASierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA

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8,772 Ratings

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Ratings: 8,772
Reviews: 2,600
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 177
Gots: 1,065 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
From the brewery ... Sierra Nevada Torpedo Ale is a big American IPA; bold, assertive and full of flavor and aromas highlighting the complex citrus, pine and herbal character of whole-cone American hops.

(Beer added by: GClarkage on 05-12-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Goldfishman, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

datphoo, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

Jdub983, Jan 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Hogwildest, Jan 30, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

hockenbeer, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

HonkyTonkPearl, Jan 30, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

laurenskii, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

ktown09, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

CoreyCramer, Jan 29, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

adhallick, Jan 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

StoicBeast, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

ygtbsm94, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ThirstyBehr
4.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- deep copper body, fluffy white head, little carbonation

S- sweet nose, I pick up mostly malts and a little citrus hop

T- delicious, nicely balanced malt and citrus hops (orange peel & lemon zest), not too sweet not too bitter just right

M- very easy to drink ipa, low carbonation, crisp and cool on the way down

O- great brew, nice balanced ipa, very drinkable just like Sierra Nevada's pale ale

ThirstyBehr, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ShameAndFailure
3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle six pack. Julian date of 2011, November bottling.

Appearance is pumpkin ish. A little lighter than copper. Nice 1 inch head when poured into pint glass. Cabronated bubbles flowing upwards. Lacing was excellent all through the session.

Smell- I don't get too much. Maybe some piney or earthy hops with a trace of grapefruit.

Taste- Excellent as always.Love the slightly neutral creamy taste followed by the hops slapping your taste buds for the bitter finish. I taste a little piney hops and maybe breadiness (is that even a word?) from the malt.

Mouthfeel-Creamy like most of SN offerings. Excellent drinkability.

Overall-Awesome as usual.

ShameAndFailure, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

adrew, Jan 29, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

jayschares, Jan 29, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

noyellowfizzbeer, Jan 28, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Bloodbuzz99, Jan 28, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BigTrubble, Jan 28, 2012
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5/5  rDev +20.5%

kradberg, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of Deadstar
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Copper in color, very clear. Fine bubbles in the head but little lacing.

Smell: Citrus fruit, grapefruit, grapefruit pith, possibly a bit of malt sweetness (faint, most was covered up by the hop aroma).

Taste: Citrusy, mostly grapefruit like the smell would suggest, slightly dry, definitely like eating a bit of a grapefruit's pith (I'm being repetitive, I know). Hops up front with just a bit of maltiness sliding in afterwards. Carbonation is on the money.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation was spot on, body was solid (not too thin, but not chewy. More towards the thin side though.) I think this is right where an IPA should be, especially for a west coast IPA.

Overall, this is a very good beer. A very solid IPA and an enjoyable drink. Cheers.

Deadstar, Jan 28, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into a pint glass.

A - Body is a very hazy coppery honey color. I'm guessing it's probably chill haze because the first time I had this beer I remember it being perfectly translucent. About a 1/2 finger of off-white head forms and fades to a thin film within a few minutes. Thick rings of lacing line the glass all the way down.

S - Big citrusy notes up front. Some sharp grapefruit and pine as well. Also a definite background of sweet honey-like malt.

T - Sweet honeyed malt up front with lemongrass and citrus notes. Bitterness definitely comes in toward the middle and lasts well after each sip. Orange rind and light caramel malts predominate through the finish. Great straightforward west coast IPA with a little extra oomph.

M - Medium body with good drinkability. Somewhat syrupy mouthfeel in the finish, but well balanced by the puckering bitterness.

rundocrun, Jan 28, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Note: This review was a re-post from my former account, jmkratt, which was hacked and I lost all my reviews...sorry for the redundancy.

Poured from bottle to glass mug.

A - Solid 2.5 finger cream colored head with suprising retention. Beer pours a translucent crisp amber color. A lot of lacing.

S - Citrus hops and a touh of sweet malt.

T - Immediate rush of citrus hops. Transitions to a pleasant blend of the citrus hops and crystal malts and medium bitterness. Ends with a sweet malt with fair bitterness.

M - Full bodied with excellent carbonation.

D - Very drinkable. Alcohol is not overwhelming nor is the bitterness if hop character.

Overall, this is a pretty solid IPA.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-15-2011 22:45:20

hopfacebrew, Jan 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

lilnicky068, Jan 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

likeemdark, Jan 27, 2012
Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
93 out of 100 based on 8,772 ratings.